The most challenging times that you have to come to terms with are the inevitable, unbearable, hurting events that life throws at us. We are living one such event now. Coronavirus has taken the lives of our loved ones. It has made life difficult, following a loss of jobs hence hard enough to fulfill the basic needs of some individuals. But it’s a phase that almost every living person encounters, or better yet, is encountering now. These are moments that either make us or in the worst-case scenario break us. This article focuses on some advice put together by health experts and counselors to help us survive differently from these trying moments. They might even help in making and shaping you into a better and brighter version of yourself.
How to survive when life throws heavy blows on you
#1. Face your problems head-on
The pressure and stresses that you put on yourself make it more difficult to face life’s hardships. It will do you more good if you just accepted the situation first. Acknowledge that things are not going as you ought them to be, it becomes more comfortable, even to yourself, to make meaningful decisions and even set your priorities right.
#2. Focus on the things you can change and leave what you can’t change
Blame isn’t the right strategy to go with. It might not even be your fault. The right thing to do right now is to do what you can, especially during this pandemic. You cannot get the cure for the disease, so it is okay to stay at home and protect yourself from contracting the virus. Focus on feeding yourself and staying healthy. Investments can come in later.
#3. Find help and support
We all need each other. And it is okay to reach out for help. There are people and even organizations suited everywhere to offer any help you need. May it be a drug problem, having trouble finding food and shelter, or also need help to go to college. There are scholarships out there for you. Seek help.
#4. Work on your mental power
The last thing you would want to mess with if you find yourself in a trying moment is your mental health. Do not allow grief, sadness, and loss to affect your mental state. As mentioned earlier, you need first to accept your situation. As hard as it is, try to survive through it. Encourage yourself that you can do it. Empower yourself with resilience and strength to overcome any challenge.
#5. Have quality time for yourself
Last but not least, do not punish yourself. This especially goes to those suffering from grief. Allow yourself to be happy. Recollect yourself. Read an enticing book or arrange a vacation. Engage yourself in activities that brighten you up. This goes not only for the grieving persons but to all people struggling to make ends meet, and it is proving difficult. Take a break. Your mental health needs it.